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Upcoming Activities or Events


Here find details of the upcoming shooting activities and related events at NOSA, the family-friendly Thunder Bay rifle and pistol shooting club.

There will be more club shoots or activities announced here during the year as arrangements are finalized, so check this page periodically for updates.



NOSA Outdoor Shooting at Nolalu Range -- 02 May Through 31 Oct 2019

Starting 02 May this year, the Nolalu Range is normally available to all members between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. on four days of the week (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) during these months.

During many of these NOSA hours you might be shooting alone. But there are certain periods when you are more likely to enjoy the shooting company of your fellows. Typically there are more folks present during the day on Sundays, or during the evening on Fridays. Save some gas and car pool out there with fellow members.

Friday Night Irregulars. The Friday evening group is an informal gathering of NOSA members who (weather permitting) gather sometime after 5 p.m. to do show-and-tell with interesting hardware as well as to shoot for fun and brew coffee/tea and bring snacks. New NOSA members who are not yet familiar with the range layout and safety procedures at Nolalu are welcome to turn up and be given a briefing and walk-through, as well as an opportunity to shoot with them.

Safety Note: Remember that only the 25 metre pistol range is approved for handguns.



NOSA Indoor Shooting at Arnone Range -- 18 Sep 2019 through 29 Apr 2020

The fall to spring indoor shooting schedule begins at Arnone Range:
--- on Wednesday, 18 Sep 2019 for Junior Shooters;
--- on Friday, 20 Sep 2019 for Adult Shooters.

Be sure to attend regularly and practice up for the traditional NOSA indoor shoots. And it is always good fun talking and joking with your fellow members on these evenings.

The club normally shoots indoors on these evenings until the end of April (with sometimes an extension into May):
Wednesdays for Juniors from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Fridays for Adults from 6:30 p.m. to 8:50 p.m.



Annual Indoor Shoots This Fall and Winter

Details and dates will be announced in advance, but here is a general idea of the special shoots that usually occur over this indoor period.

Juniors traditionally have a shoot at Halloween and Christmas and Valentines and Easter as well as end of indoors. Adults generally have special shoots at Christmas and Easter and end of indoors. In all cases, there are some fine prizes.



NOSA Safety Course -- Friday 25 October

This course was originally scheduled for Friday 20 September and has now been rescheduled for Friday 25 October.

New Adult Members who have not yet received their introductory safety course from NOSA Safety Officer Warren W. can book a slot on this one-evening no-cost course by contacting Warren directly 807-345-8262.

This will be the first club safety course of this fall so don't miss it.

Be sure to arrive at GMK promptly at 6 p.m. on the course evening.



NOSA Gun Show in Thunder Bay -- Saturday and Sunday, 21 & 22 March 2020

Gun Show Visitors

This annual two-day NOSA Spring Gun Show will feature the opportunity for the public to buy, sell, or trade: Guns, Knives, Ammunition, Collectors' Cartridges, Reloading Supplies, Optics, and Accessories. A food concession will also be on site.

Location: The Slovak Legion, 801 Atlantic Ave., Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 2S7 Canada.

Show Hours for the Public:
            Saturday 21 March -- 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
               Sunday 22 March -- 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission for the Public: $5.00 each day, and free for those under 12 when accompanied by an adult.

NOSA will have an information display about our Club, and our activities promoting the shooting sports including our Junior Shooters Program. This show provides some of the annual funding for the Juniors.

There will be approximately 80 tables available. More information including show rules, as well as how and when to make table reservations, will be posted here closer to the event. This very early posting is for your convenience, to mark your 2020 calendars well in advance.



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